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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th July 2021, 08:43 PM
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Posted By gp
some more info for those interested... From...

some more info for those interested...

From the Smithsonian:

More than an object for defense and attack, this short sword is an item of regalia, denoting status and membership in the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th July 2021, 08:10 PM
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Posted By gp
thank you very much ! I was able to find more...

thank you very much ! I was able to find more info based upon your input :

it is indeed a Salampasu dagger; the Salampasu, who live south of the Lwalwa and the Mbagani and west of the Lulua...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th July 2021, 02:35 PM
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Posted By gp
Salampasu dagger, sword South Congo

Date provided was 50ies-60ies but seller told me Africa was not his speciality...
he was told is was a Salampasu dagger, sword from the South of Congo

steel blade, wooden handle, scabbard wood...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th July 2021, 08:49 PM
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Posted By gp
a few more cold arms pictures from an old book I...

a few more cold arms pictures from an old book I have, published in the former Yugoslavia some 8 decades ago: "Oružje starih hrvata", by Milan Praunsperger.
If you understand some of any of the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th July 2021, 09:45 PM
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Posted By gp
the scabbard is silver and the hilt could be...

the scabbard is silver and the hilt could be ivory but also very fine quality horn

looks quite similar like this Bosnian one:
http://vikingsword.com/vb/showpost.php?p=256678&postcount=67
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th July 2021, 09:10 PM
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Posted By gp
some more pictures by Paja ; Serbs, Albanians and...

some more pictures by Paja ; Serbs, Albanians and Montenegrins.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st July 2021, 06:31 PM
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Posted By gp
Bolshoj spassiba. Very nice pieces, especially...

Bolshoj spassiba. Very nice pieces, especially the one in the link and last picture: beautiful !
Guess they all are 84 zolotniki?

And guess I must now buy a Russian dagger to go with itÖ.
bozje...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th June 2021, 10:40 PM
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Posted By gp
Atkinson mentions : "hilts with "ears" that were...

Atkinson mentions : "hilts with "ears" that were used by Turks earlier than the 12th century and can be traced back to Central Asia where bronze-age knives of this type have been found. One origin...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th June 2021, 08:18 PM
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Posted By gp
/error/

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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th June 2021, 07:53 PM
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Posted By gp
a nice piece of hand craft and art is this...

a nice piece of hand craft and art is this filigree (sterling) dagger belt buckle I recently purchased.

From filigree perspective it looks like Dalmatian, Bosnian or Montenegrin.
Also similar...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th June 2021, 07:29 PM
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Posted By gp
most interesting topic! thank you very much. Some...

most interesting topic! thank you very much. Some more reading from the Balkans on the topic and yataghans ( unfortunately not all in English or not all in partial English) and a few available in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th June 2021, 09:38 PM
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Views: 3,147
Posted By gp
in the pchak foto placed by mahratt, I notices a...

in the pchak foto placed by mahratt, I notices a stamp or etching which portrays a leaf.

This leaf I have seen before as :

- a stamp on some Ottoman bichaqs and kamas (approx. pre 1870)
- a...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 19th June 2021, 09:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,351
Posted By gp
If it is not difficult...? Can a duck swim?:) ...

If it is not difficult...?
Can a duck swim?:)

صديقى You've got mail !
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 18th June 2021, 09:03 PM
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Posted By gp
there are quite some interesting books on this...

there are quite some interesting books on this Sufi order but concerning the above mentioned topic I can recommand:

Anna Zelkina, "Quest for God and Freedom: Sufi Responses to the Russian Advance...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th May 2021, 09:37 PM
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Views: 53,561
Posted By gp
I am neither from Bosnia nor the Balkans, please...

I am neither from Bosnia nor the Balkans, please do read my contributions before you judge...
again stop assuming & judging prematurely

Nor do you comment the other books and publications I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th May 2021, 06:34 PM
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Posted By gp
Why my friend? Simple: based upon...

Why my friend?

Simple: based upon literature I quoted and my knowledge...

Before I joined this forum, to my big surprise, concering Bosnian cold weapons, I only read "I think" ....but...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd May 2021, 12:59 PM
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Posted By gp
some more pics. What do you think about this...

some more pics. What do you think about this bichaq ?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd May 2021, 12:58 PM
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Posted By gp
notwithstanding the enormous response :p.... I...

notwithstanding the enormous response :p....
I decided to leave it as it was and not to repair the broken part by filling / replacing the hole by new horn material.

Another nice Bosnian bichaq,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd May 2021, 12:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,498
Posted By gp
some more pics

some more pics
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd May 2021, 12:18 PM
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Views: 1,498
Posted By gp
just arrived and cleaned some dirt of scabbard...

just arrived and cleaned some dirt of scabbard and handle/grip with some virgin olive oil. The floral like decorations on the scabbard do let me remind of the scabbard of this bichaq:...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th May 2021, 09:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,147
Posted By gp
it is actually very unfortunately the fate of...

it is actually very unfortunately the fate of many traditions and craftsmanship...

the reason why I liked the link is the fact it gave me some information as I was total ignorant of ( the beauty...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th May 2021, 08:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,147
Posted By gp
thank you gents! very interesting info which made...

thank you gents! very interesting info which made me more than curious....
I found also mentioning that this type of pchak was used by not only Uzbeks but also Uigurs.
An interesting site with...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th May 2021, 10:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,147
Posted By gp
Thank you very much! So that would place it...

Thank you very much!
So that would place it around the transition of the Emirate / Buxoro amirligi to the Bukharan PSR or perhaps a decade later the Uzbek SSR.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th May 2021, 07:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,147
Posted By gp
so it arrived today, cleaned some dirt and had a...

so it arrived today, cleaned some dirt and had a good look.
This horn handle is not as dark as the Ottoman horn you see in the Balkans or what you call present day Turkey; that looks close to more ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th May 2021, 04:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,498
Posted By gp
Wootz blade was the sellerís description but as...

Wootz blade was the sellerís description but as soon as I get the dagger, I shall certainly post more detailed pics. Thank you already for your first very interesting reaction. Makes me more eager...
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